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HC quashes BJD leader's plea challenging election of Cong MLA

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The High today quashed a filed by senior BJD leader Kishore Mohanty challenging the of Congress' Naba Das from Jharsuguda Assembly constituency.

Mohanty, a former Assembly Speaker, had lost to Das by a margin of 1,563 votes in the April 2014 elections.


Alleging that the process, including counting of votes, in his segment were not done properly, the BJD leader had approached the High with a seeking to declare of Das as null and void.

Justice S K Mishra quashed Mohanty's observing that no trial was necessary in this case as it lacked evidence.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 21:13 IST
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